12 Series, 143 Episodes
Frank tries to palm off his parenting duties onto Fiona. Lip tutors some girls from the neighbourhood and is repaid in kind. Ian grapples with his homosexuality while his employer grapples with him.
Frank the Plank: Worryingly, Frank (William H Macy) goes missing before his weekly disability cheque arrives. Panic sets in when a body is found...
Aunt Ginger: A government official suspects that someone may be stealing social security cheques belonging to Ginger, the Gallagher's elderly aunt, who owns their house.
Casey Casden: Debbie is sad after Aunt Ginger leaves, and as a result kidnaps a boy from a birthday party. Meanwhile, Karen vies for Frank's attention.
Three Boys: After Veronica's mother dangles a cash gift for her marriage to the already-married Kevin, the Gallaghers help to pull off the fake wedding of the year.
Carl gets in trouble at school. His teacher sends a letter to Frank asking to meet him, which prompts Fiona to set about proving that Carl comes from a good home.
Frank Gallagher: Loving Husband, Devoted Father: Frank's keen to pay off $6000 that he owes some thugs and finds a risky solution that might just work - if his family goes along with it.
It's Time to Kill the Turtle: Carl and Debbie are pleased when Frank gives up alcohol. Kev and Veronica take in a foster child. Karen questions her relationship with Lip.
But at Last Came a Knock: Frank has some settlement money coming his way. The only catch is that he needs his ex-wife's signature on the documents to get the cash.
Monica's return to the family wreaks havoc on the Gallagher clan, leaving the children determined to find out if Frank is their real father
Fiona finds a new friend: the alluring Jasmine. Karen's destructive downward spiral leads her on a mission to destroy her father in any way she can.
Father Frank, Full of Grace: In the series finale, an anxious Steve tries to convince Fiona to leave town with him. And can Karen and Frank hide their secret any longer?